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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
+1 616-396-0600
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Ranked #45 of 193 Restaurants in Holland
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: What You Can Expect... -Family Friendly Casual Dining -Runabout Lounge & Outdoor Patio Lounge -Banquet Facilities in both the Macatawa Room and the Outdoor Lawn and Patio -Indoor and Outdoor Dining -Waterfront Dining -Sunday Breakfast 9am-noon -Convenient Full Menu Takeout -Boater Friendly
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English first
Holland, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Have great food. Liked the macaroni with all the add in possible. I liked the bacon add in. Also have a great atmosphere. Service is very helpful.

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Ada, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We had a really great family dinner recently on a cold snowy sunday evening in Holland. It was my in-laws anniversary and many of the restaurants in the area are closed sunday evenings so Boatwerks it was. We arrived at 6:15 and the restaurant had few other groups so it wasn't crowded or noisy. Our waiter was very attentive and... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I ordered the fresh Canadian caught Walleye, it was tasty enough, though the thick layer of seasoning looked too much like a layer of skin, not pleasing to the eye, but forget about it once you taste it. They made me a simple house salad with balsamic dressing and were very attentive and willing to do just about anything to... More

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Courtney B, Guest Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Hi Nika, thank you for reaching out with your review. We would love to know what you think we could change in order to provide a 5 star experience for you. Any insights we will take into consideration in order to continue improving our services. We are thankful that you visited and hope to see you again soon! Boatwerks Management... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Second time here for my wife and me, both times as travelers and both times with reviews of "mediocre," "ok." Maybe we need a good warm weather day, so we can be out on the patio. To be sure, EXCELLENT food: loved the macaroni and cheese (she and I chose different meats to top, enjoyed sharing from each other's plates),... More

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Holland, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our favorite time of year to visit Boatworks is summer....love to sit outside and enjoy the view. Sunday afternoons in the summer they usually have live music and always have happy hour drinks and appetizers. The food can be good to great depending on the day....they have a great indoor bar also. Be sure to say hi to Ben, he... More

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Holland, Michigan
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261 reviews 261 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoy everything about this restaurant. Good food, good service, nice location... All in all worth the trip. Get a reservation if you have time, but most times during the week, it is pretty open. Friday & Saturday, you will wait for a table for sure. Summer time on the deck is awesome!

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Holland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food, atmosphere cannot be beat. Be sure to sit outside or near a window!! Their catering is great as well. Very reasonable. Check it out. We were pleasantly surprised!

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The atmosphere is great - especially on a nice day. The food is pretty good, but the service usually takes a long time and is fairly chaotic. If you're not in a hurry, it can be a nice hangout.

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Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful outdoor setting. I had the summer salad with beets. Beautifully presented. A bit small for the price. Service was uneven. Our server was irritated that another server had brought us water. Keep it to yourself! Customers don't want to see you competing for tips.

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South Bend
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Acceptable meal on the lake in Holland, MI. Arrived mid-afternoon and had to wait about 20 minutes to get a table. Service was acceptable but certainly not exceptional. Food was very satisfactory, but was slowish to arrive at the table. Really enjoyed the bread that arrived before the meal, but there was not offer of any more. My wife had... More

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Additional Information about Boatwerks

Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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